vRA Course Content

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. vRealize Automation Installation
    • Explain the vRealize Automation installation prerequisites
    • Describe the vRealize Automation installation procedure
    • Perform a vRealize Automation appliance deployment
    • Configure the vRealize Automation appliance
  3. vRealize Automation Overview and Architecture
    • Describe the software-defined data center
    • Explain the purpose of vRealize Automation
    • Explain the concepts of vRealize Automation administration and self-service provisioning
    • Describe where vRealize Automation fits in the VMware product line
    • Discuss use cases for vRealize Automation
    • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation simple deployment
    • Identify the components of a vRealize Automation enterprise deployment
    • Identify the component design options for vRealize Automation
    • Identify how vRealize Automation integrates with other VMware products
  4. Authentication, Fabric, and Tenants
    • Describe identity management in vRealize Automation
    • Identify the authentication methods available in vRealize Automation
    • Identify the appropriate roles for specific tasks in vRealize Automation
    • Create tenants
    • Explain multitenant leading practices
    • Define relationships between vRealize Automation entities
    • Identify and configure vRealize Automation endpoints
    • Identify how vRealize Automation discovers compute resources
    • Identify fabric groups, business groups, and reservations
    • Create and manage reservations for compute resources
  5. Converged Blueprints, Containers, and Catalog Management
    • Define blueprints
    • Identify the process and options for configuring blueprints
    • Create a blueprint with a single virtual machine
    • Create a blueprint with multiple virtual machines
    • Use parameters in blueprints
    • Describe containers
    • Identify the role of the service catalog
    • Define catalog items
    • Use entitlements to manage catalog items
  6. Consuming Catalog Services
    • Request a single-machine service
    • Monitor the service provisioning status
    • Reconfigure a provisioned machine
    • Manage snapshots
    • Identify roles involved in creating approval policies
    • Identify approval policy level
    • Identify approval phases
    • Create and apply approval policies for catalog items
    • Use custom properties to modify the provisioning process
    • Use property groups to group sets of custom properties
    • Use the property dictionary to modify the provisioning process

vRA – VRO – Advanced

  1. vRealize Automation Extensibility
    • Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility tools
    • Identify the vRealize Automation extensibility use cases
    • Use vRealize CloudClient to export a blueprint
    • Use vRealize Orchestrator
    • Use vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins for external integration
    • Describe anything-as-a-service (XaaS) components
    • Create an XaaS blueprint
    • Describe how the event broker service enhances extensibility
    • Identify the appropriate subscription types and options for a subscription
    • Describe the two event broker event types
    • Identify the three event broker phases
    • Illustrate the master workflow
    • Describe the necessary requirements for passing custom properties to workflows
    • Explain how the event broker helps with day 2 operations
    • Use scale-in and scale-out to size virtual appliances
    • Integrate VMware vSphere® virtual machine storage policies into blueprints
  2. Discussion points
    1. NSX integration
    1. Cloud integration
    1. Application Authoring
    1. Detail the lifecycle of a vRealize Automation application deployment
    1. Author an application blueprint
    1. Deploy an application blueprint from the service catalog
    1. Monitoring and Reclamation
    1. Identify how to monitor resource use
    1. Demonstrate how to reclaim resources
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